Green Campus Initiative
The Green Campus Initiative addresses our fundamental responsibility
of environmental stewardship, and communicates ongoing and continuous
improvements to that end. The University of Missouri - Saint Louis will
continue to implement environmentally friendly programs and procedures.
On-Campus Recycling System
By using time-controlled thermostats and updating systems, UMSL has
achieved the lowest energy consumption rate among the four UM campuses
and one of the best rates nationally. We are enhancing this effort
through building renovations and further updates of antiquated heating,
cooling, and lighting systems.
Transportation, Parking, and Fleet Maintenance
Home to two Metro stations, UMSL is an ardent supporter of mass
transit. The campus currently offers all students Metro passes at a
discount rate, maintains a public parking lot adjacent to the UMSL-North
station, and the roadway leading to the UMSL-South station.
UMSL is reducing its vehicle-dependency as it becomes the intersection of two major bicycle trails projects in the region.
Sustainable Growth and Development
The University of Missouri-Saint Louis Campus Master Plan establishes
the overall vision for the campus, and the framework to support the
University's long-term plans for growth in enrollment and academic
programs. The plan was presented to the Board of Curators in 2002 and
updated in April 2006 and again in 2009 to address new issues relating
to land use, program circulation and parking, development and
redevelopment, and infrastructure.
Benchmarking and Assessment
1. Raw energy consumption reductions of 2.5% annually through FY 2010 (more info later)
2. Increase campus recycling weights by 8% annually through FY 2010 (more info later)
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